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Daily five: Day six – our top picks – at ICFF

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Boca Do Lobo
Booth: 2140
bocadolobo.com
We have predicted before that a lot of people are going to come away from ICFF 2011 realising that there is a lot of very fresh exciting design coming out of Portugal these days.  And Boca Do Lobo is one of the stars of Portuguese design. Their pieces are invariably unexpected and bold.  The piece above is their Pixel Chest of Drawers. If they bring it with them and, if memory serves us right, you will see padded doors and mirrored drawers.  Boco Do Lobo – never, ever, boring!
cloud chair by Design House StockholmDesign House Stockholm
Booth: 2022
Design House Stockholm  take an interesting approach to design. Rather than commissioning someone to produce a specific piece of work they invite designers to show them their ideas in much the same way, a publisher would ask for a synopsis and a sample chapter or two. The results are distinctly Scandinavian which when it come to design, as  Design House Stockholm point out, is about philosophy and aesthetic perspective, rather than geography and nationality. We don’t know if they are going to bring The Cloud Chair, shown above, with them. We certainly hope so. Designed by Liza Widen, it is contemporary but somehow a bit 1950′s. It rocks on hidden runners and it is a lot smaller than you might imagine. The designer talks about being able to rest on a cloud. We just like the idea of being able to say “Hey! You! Get off of my cloud.” And then maybe strut around a bit clapping our hands in the air.
cloud chair by Design House Stockholm
OK, there was no other way of showing you the size and we’re not afraid to shamelessly use the “cute factor” – go ahead, re-tweet this blog, you know you want to.

Edition14 tableEdition14
Booth: 2458
edition14.com

This table from Edition14 caught our eyes. Partly because it is only available in green and we rather like the confidence with which the designers knows the right color and isn’t going to offer any options. We also like it because it sparkles and we are suckers for a spot of bling. The Tech Coffee table is part of a new collection by Edition14 which features Swarovski Elements. Guess we’ll spot them glittering from the other side of the hall.

armadillo by LZFLZF Lamps
Booth: 904
lzf-lamps.com

LZF are from Valencia Spain where they hand craft lights from wood veneer. They give off a warm gentle light. This is Armadlo by Luis Eslava Studios and available in white and red as well as this deep orange which we think would be rather interesting with the Green and sparkly table from Edition 14.

John Houshmand - Chaise Lounge

John Houshmand
Booth: 2236
johnhoushmand.com

“We allow grains to spill. We love crumbling bark. We welcome wormholes.” So says John Houshmand, a man who clearly loves wood. And we have to admire the simple flowing lines of this Chaise Lounge made from Bronze and Pine. Everything he does can claim to be a celebration of wood and natural forms.

If  you haven’t seen the five previews that were published before this on, they are not far away. More tomorrow.

  • http://profiles.google.com/nicholleallenpf Nicholle Allen

    Oh thanks for sharing this precious information about the brand location. Ohh, Boca do Lobo! I’ve seen it before in Milan design week. They have really impressive pieces. I love Diamond. But there’s another brand that caught my attention called DELIGHTFULL. I remember that they were together in some type of association. According to my research is something called Portugal Brands. Because last time I was so busy, I hope this time I have a little bit more time to see carefully DELIGHTFULL lamps. I’ve found info about them on behance:
    http://tinyurl.com/5vldy4f

  • http://www.facebook.com/bocadolobo Marco Costa

    Thank
    You for your post about Boca do Lobo. You have a
    really great Blog, full of interesting products! Keep visiting us, we would be glad to keep you posted about
    our latest news!Passion is Everything Boca do Lobohttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Boca-do-Lobo/209429936585

  • EDITION14

     Thank you for picking us as you favorite!
    - EDITION14

 

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